May 25, 2017


UBA Introduces Faster, Secure Mobile Banking App

United Bank for Africa Plc has announced the launch of a brand new mobile banking application with enhanced speed, advanced security and user friendly features.

The pan African financial institution said the innovative mobile app was developed to demonstrate its commitment to deliver superior and innovative banking solutions to its customers.

The new mobile app which comes"...

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May 17, 2017


Algeria Telecom Satellite Hosts Arabsat for SATCOM Workshop

The Arab Satellite Communications Organization, Arabsat, in cooperation with Algeria Telecom Satellite (ATS), are holding a workshop in Algiers May 15-16, 2017. Arabsat will showcase its satellites and latest capabilities that demonstrate how Arabsat can provide up-to-date technical solutions for satellite telecommunications and Internet services covering the entire Algerian territory.

The workshop will be attended by several figures and entities"...

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May 16, 2017


Vodacom to Acquire Vodafone’s 35% Stake in Kenya’s Safaricom

According to reports by Forbes, Vodacom Group, the South African telecoms giant, has announced that they will spend $2.6 billion (R34,6 billion) to buy out their parent company’s (Vodafone) 34.94% stake in Kenyan operator Safaricom. The deal will see Vodacom attain a foothold in the Kenyan telecoms market.


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May 15, 2017


Arabsat, Algeria Telecom Satellite co-host workshop in Algiers

The workshop, running from 15-16 May 2017, comprises a range of forums and seminars, and will include international experts in the field of satellite communications and Internet delivery. It is aimed at those working in the satellite telecommunications sector in Algeria, from both the public and private sector.

Arabsat will also showcase its satellite Badr–7 and the capabilities of its new"...

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May 15, 2017


SES-10 Satellite Fully Operational over Latin America

SES (Euronext Paris:SESG) (LuxX:SESG) announced today that the SES-10 satellite is now fully operational at 67 degrees West and will be serving the thriving markets in the Latin America region.

SES-10 was launched on 30 March 2017 from NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre in Florida onboard a flight-proven SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The satellite is the first geostationary commercial satellite ever launched on a flight-proven first-stage rocket booster.


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May 14, 2017


Africa experiencing data growth, says Smile Telecoms

Mr Ahmad Farroukh, the Executive Director, Operations Smile Telecommunications Board says Africa is experiencing explosive data growth.

Farroukh said in a statement in Lagos on Saturday that he would lead the operations of Smile, the continent’s 4G LTE network to ensure that Africans enjoyed the data revolution.

He said that Smile had revolutionary technology applications"...

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May 13, 2017


Etisalat Nigeria Making Headway in Talks with Lenders – Official

Etisalat Nigeria has contested any veracity in news reports credited to some unofficial sources claiming that the on-going discussions with lenders “have become stalled or reached a deadlock.”

In a statement made available to the media, Etisalat Nigeria stated without equivocation that “discussions are not only ongoing with our bankers but good progress has been made so far. We are optimistic that an agreement will be reached shortly"...

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May 11, 2017


GSMA Urges for Lower Spectrum Prices in Bangladesh for Affordable Mobile Broadband Networks 

The GSMA today expressed concerns about the Bangladesh Government’s plan to impose higher fees for 4G licensing ahead of the next round of spectrum auctions. The decision would pose a significant challenge to the fulfilment of the “Digital Bangladesh” objectives and impact the future of mobile broadband services in Bangladesh.

According to the GSMA, there is instead a need to lower the burden of levies in order to facilitate the"...

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May 10, 2017


Fortumo launches in Algeria, Ghana and Tanzania

Mobile payments company Fortumo said it has expanded its carrier billing services to Algeria, Ghana and Tanzania to enable over 79 million mobile phone owners to make payments for digital services. The firm says all three markets where Fortumo has launched have extremely low credit card penetration: Algeria at 6 percent, Ghana at 0.9 percent and Tanzania at 0.7 percent. This means that while people can access online content, most of them are unable to make payments for paid features of these services.


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May 10, 2017


GSMA Outlines New Developments for Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017 

The GSMA today highlighted new developments for the 2017 GSMA Mobile World Congress Shanghai, which will be held 28 June – 1 July 2017 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). The GSMA provided several updates, announcing the first confirmed speakers for the conference summit sessions, introducing new feature areas and enhancements to previously announced features, and confirming additional exhibitors, sponsors and partners participating in the annual Shanghai event.


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